Ficus Elastica Burgundy – RUBBER PLANT
DESCRIPTION: This plant has beautiful deep burgundy glossy leaves, is native to East India, Bhutan, Burma, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and is known by many names including, Decora, Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree.
Plant Care Tips
LIGHT: They grow well in a warm sunny position but don't like the scorching sun and will grow best in bright indirect sunlight.
WATER: Even though the Rubber Plant is drought tolerant they do prefer humid tropical conditions. Water with moderate amounts of water during the warmer months and only when you notice the soil starting to dry in the colder months.
GROWTH HABIT: Slow growing and easy to grow. It has deep burgundy glossy oval leaves which develop inside a sheath which will grow larger as the new leaf develops. The mature leaf will unfurl, dropping the sheath off the plant.
SIZE: Can grow very large but are slow growing so you can enjoy them indoors for many years particularly when potted.